About This Listing
Sai Ying Pun MTR station 1 min walk away!
Set in the heart of Sheung Wan area,across from a public park&swimming pool both looking out over Victoria Harbor. Eateries & galleries are rejuvenating the traditional area showcasing the best of hk.
This cozy apartment comfortably accommodates a single traveler, a couple or a small family visiting Hong Kong. It has a microwave oven, refrigerator.
It has a full bathroom that has an enclosed shower with water heater. One big and comfortable real bed (Not a futon or pullout sofa) that sleeps 2 people. Flat LCD screen TV with cable TV and a DVD player as well as ultra high speed wireless internet connection. But the best thing about this apartment is it's location. It is close to all sorts of transportation that take you to everywhere you would want to go to in Hong Kong.
Located well within the city area in Sheung Wan district, it is a fast 1 min walk t the Sai Ying Pun MTR Station Entrance and 5 minutes walk from the foreign friendly district Soho (South of Hollywood Rd). It is only a few stops away from the Central MTR station on the Tram or bus and the neighborhood is super safe and friendly. Also, there is a 7 Eleven convenient store as well as a Laundry Place right around the corner.
Guests have access to:
- FREE WiFi
- Cable TV
- Hair Dryer
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Microwave, Hot Water Boiler
- Towels, Sheets, Toilet Paper, Shampoo, Soap, etc.
Interaction with Guests
As much as possible or invisible if you want. I will try to meet with arriving guests and show them the area. Whenever guests need information or recommendations, I am always available via messaging or phone.
The Sheung Wan neighbourhood is ever changing and a fantastic mix of "old' and "new" Hong Kong. This apartment is located in the heart of Hong Kong's commercial, cultural and shopping districts and within short walking distance to the subway and HK Macau Ferry Pier. A few minutes walk away from the harbour front and the fantastic Sun Yat Sun Memorial Park and Public swimming pool over look the world famous Victoria Harbor.
The Sheung Wan MTR station is but 8 min walking distance away that takes you all over Hong Kong and Kowloon. There are also buses, trams, minibuses that run near the doorstep of the building on Des Voeux Road West Road and take you to every corner of the island and beyond.
Other Things to Note
Once you arrive in Hong Kong, everything is quite simple and all starts with a call from the FREE phones at the airport located in the hall immediately after you pass through baggage customs. There is also a Visitors Center there if you would like to pick up some maps, local travel guides, etc. to read on your way to the apartment. If you need a local SIM card, there is a 7-11 in the middle section of the main arrival hall where they see all types of SIM cards, I usually prefer the PCCW brand as it is the larges local operator.
This is a Strictly NON SMOKING Flat.
UPON ARRIVAL AT PROPERTY, ALL GUESTS MUST WAIT FOR ME AT THE FRONT GATE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING. BUILDING RESIDENTS WILL COMPLAIN TO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT IF THE LOBBY AREA INSIDE BUILDING IS BLOCKED. THANKS FOR YOUR KIND UNDERSTANDING FOR AN ENJOYABLE STAY.
Check in time is AFTER 12:30 pm. Make sure to contact us by phone at least 30 minutes prior to arrival such that we can meet you at the flat to hand you the keys and acquaint you to the surroundings. As this is a family business, please try your best to arrive at the apartment as early as possible. After 11:30pm as transport to the apartment is limited for us, we have to charge HKD150 to cover our taxi transport cost to and from the apartment. We are generally exhausted at the end of the day and we really would rather you arrive early and not have to charge this.
Guests must wait for us OUTSIDE the building upon arrival and not enter the building without us as this causes unnecessary misunderstandings with the property management and residents of the buildings.
Check out time is STRICT at 11:00 am. NO EXCEPTIONS or you will be charged for an extra full day. Our cleaning crew will arrive at 11:00 am to service the flat for the next guest, thanks for your cooperation.
Please help us save the environment by turning off electrical appliances when leaving the apartment or not using them.
Water heater needs to be turned off when not using. If it breaks due to prolonged time left on, you will not have any hot water for your stay and will be subject to expensive repair charges.
In the case that you have an evening departure flight:
Please note that you can check in your luggage at anytime during the same day as your flight at the Hong Kong Station Airport Express, which is only a 5 minute taxi or bus ride from the apartment. That way you would be free to explore the city on your last day, not having to worry about your luggage or rushing to the airport since you have already checked in, you will not have to be at the airport as early as everyone else.
All airlines flying from Hong Kong airport offer In Town check in, EXCEPT the following:
Jetstar Asia Airlines
I met Brendan in person, he's friendly. The apartment is clean and comfortable overall despite that it is a little cramp. It is within walking distance to the HK-Macau ferry terminal, bus stops and even the soon to be opened MTR station. There are local eateries and 7-eleven nearby.
The downside is that it can be a little noisy in the dawn from the back of the apartment with people talking loudly/throwing trash/smashing glass bottles.
In short, it was a great stay for me. I'd be back if I do visit again.
Communicating by email and text message before arriving was less than satisfactory. Emails about the apartment and calls to confirm our arrival were not returned . To top it off when I sent to a text to let the host know that I was stuck in Hong Kong traffic and that I may be a few minutes late the response was " Its already past your appointment time I need to eat lunch". This isn't the response you want when you the customer are trying to be polite and informative, I was total of 8 minutes late.
Other than that the apartment was fine. In the ammenities section it shows there is a kitchen, there is a mini Fridge , old microwave and hot water kettle, this is explained in the description. The water heater provided hot water for short showers, be quick about it so you dont get stuck in a cold shower.
The host provided a little binder full of handy info about Hong Kong. The bed is comfortable, though if you are over 6'2'' be aware there is a wall at the head and foot of the bed, my 6'5'' husband just barely fit. Wifi is reliable, and the TV works. There will be a new MTR station soon near the apartment making getting around much easier. For the price this apartment was great, and is perfect for a short stay.
The location is really good. 10min from a MTR station (but there will be a new station opening soon that's literary 300m away) and there is lots of buses and trams going to Central and other parts of the island. The apartment was clean. The heating option in the aircon didn't work but Brendan arranged for a heater for us as soon as we requested it. Brendan was very helpful and quick to respond to all our queries
One thing is good about the place and that is the bed. Though it's small for two adult tall people. The room is not in such a good condition as you see on the photo's. There are bursts in the wall and dark spots on the wall. Then the shower, though the water flow is good, you can only shower for 5 minutes because the appartment has a boiler. Between two showers you have to wait for 30 minutes until it full again. The apartment is small, i would not recommend to stay there with three. There are few windows and the lights are very uncosy and artificial. It's also a bit noisey, you hear neighbours talk and water flowing.
Great! Thanks for everything. No cockroaches!
We didn't get to meet Brendan personally, instead we were greeted by his mother who showed us up to the apartment. Upon arrival in Hong Kong they were easy to contact and flexible with the meeting time after my friend's flight was delayed. Brendan's mother gave some great advice about the local area and was very helpful.
The room itself was an adequate size for two people and both the main bed and sofa bed were comfortable. A couple of small points would be the fact I had to rearrange the furniture to get the sofa to fully extend. Not a problem for me personally, but moving a 7ft wardrobe may not be that easy for everyone! Also, the apartment has seen some wear and tear since it was photographed. All in all, not bad considering the price and we spend most of out time out exploring the city.
The area is fantastically vibrant as well as convenient. Shueng Wan gave us a slice of "real" Hong Kong as well as having MTR, ferries and Central all within walking distance. A word of warning though; whilst it says "harbour front", don't go thinking that this will be a quiet stay! The apartment is in a bustling market area which is early to rise...Don't expect to be able to have a lie in!
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About the Host, Brend
I was born in California and raised in Hong Kong. Went to college in the states and returned to Hong Kong a few years ago. I absolutely love travelling around the region but Hong Kong has always welcomed me home and I look forward to showing off my home town and sharing all the little insights and local specialities with all my guests!
Opendoor Cafe is a brand new coffee shop serving some of the best coffee in town. Nice clean decor with pastry and snacks give a great breakfast option for guests.Connaught Rd W Hong Kong Hong Kong Island
A wonderful harbour front park with a nice running trail all the way to Central is within a couple minute walk from the apartment. The public pool is brand new with a glass front with a great view!
One of the few old-school dim sum restaurants where you pick dim sum from the strolling carts or the cooking (email hidden)e grandfather-like waiters still wear their traditional white (website hidden) Frills.Des Voeux Road West Hong Kong Island
Vanguard is a local supermarket where you can pick up all your daily needs and snacks, just a few minute walk from the apartment.Queen St Hong Kong Hong Kong Island